NINE REASONS TO LIKE THE BREWERS CHANCES

Nine to Know: A quick look at the Milwaukee Brewers

They have shown they know how to win

The Brewers are the only team above .500 in the division.

They are the only team in the division with a winning record against both righties and lefties

They are the only team with a winning record both at home and on the road.

In fact, they are the only team in the division with a winning record on the road.

NL Central 
Rk Tm W L W-L% GB GBsum Strk vEast vCent vWest Inter Home Road ExInn 1Run vRHP vLHP ≥.500 <.500 last10 last20 last30
1 MIL 50 41 .549 W 1 9-7 20-17 12-13 9-4 26-23 24-18 3-7 10-11 38-32 12-9 9-11 41-30 8-2 12-8 18-12
2 STL 43 45 .489 5.5 5.5 W 2 18-7 15-21 7-9 3-8 26-24 17-21 4-6 13-16 31-36 12-9 14-21 29-24 6-4 12-8 17-13
3 CHC 43 45 .489 5.5 5.5 L 2 10-8 22-17 9-14 2-6 24-20 19-25 2-2 13-12 29-39 14-6 13-21 30-24 4-6 9-11 13-17
4 PIT 42 47 .472 7.0 10.0 W 2 19-11 14-18 5-11 4-7 21-22 21-25 5-8 13-13 32-35 10-12 15-17 27-30 5-5 11-9 16-14
5 CIN 39 49 .443 9.5 20.0 W 2 6-6 19-17 9-17 5-9 23-20 16-29 2-5 7-12 33-35 6-14 13-24 26-25 6-4 10-10 11-19
6 Avg 43 45 .489 12-7 18-18 8-12 4-6 24-21 19-23 3-5 11-12 32-35 10-10 12-18 30-26 5-4 10-9 15-15
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They score runs

The Brewers are fourth in the NL in scoring and the rest of the division (ignoring the Reds) score at a below the league average rate.

NL
Tm R/G G R
WSN 5.52 88 486
LAD 5.14 90 463
COL 5.07 91 461
MIL 4.96 91 451
CIN 4.82 88 424
LgAvg 4.62 88 409
STL 4.57 88 402
CHC 4.53 88 399
PIT 4.25 89 378
4.62 1327 6129
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They hit homers

No team in the NL has hit more

NL
Tm G HR
MIL 91 138
CIN 88 125
CHC 88 117
LgAvg 88 109
STL 88 107
PIT 89 87
1327 1630
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They steal bases

The Brewers are tied with the Reds for tops in the NL

NL

Tm G SB
CS
CIN 88 75 18
MIL 91 75 24
LgAvg 88 47 18
STL 88 44 20
PIT 89 38 25
CHC 88 26 13
1327 704 266
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Their pitching is consistent

Fourth best ERA in the NL

NL
Tm W L W-L% ERA
WHIP
LAD 61 29 .678 3.15 1.122
ARI 53 36 .596 3.41 1.241
STL 43 45 .489 3.97 1.293
MIL 50 41 .549 4.08 1.355
CHC 43 45 .489 4.10 1.304
PIT 42 47 .472 4.19 1.345
LgAvg 44 45 .496 4.31 1.342
CIN 39 49 .443 5.05 1.423
658 669 .496 4.31 1.342
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Their starters have the fifth most wins in the NL

NL
Tm GS Wgs
Lgs ND
LAD 90 44 21 25
COL 91 40 30 21
WSN 88 38 23 27
ARI 89 36 28 25
STL 88 35 29 24
MIL 91 35 20 36
LgAvg 88 30 31 28
CHC 88 29 33 26
PIT 89 28 30 31
CIN 88 25 36 27
1327 451 459 417
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Their bullpen does not allow many inherited runs

NL
Tm G IR IS IS%
ARI 89 117 21 18%
LAD 90 109 26 24%
MIL 91 99 25 25%
CIN 88 88 23 26%
LgAvg 88 116 36 31%
PIT 89 101 33 33%
CHC 88 109 40 37%
STL 88 108 41 38%
1327 1733 538 31%
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Double plays

The Brewers lead the NL in double plays induced

NL
Tm DP
%
MIL 88 14%
PIT 77 12%
STL 75 12%
CIN 71 11%
LgAvg 70 11%
CHC 65 11%
1047 11%
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History

Of the 10 times the Brewers have had this record or better, they have made the postseason three times and won 90+ games four times

NL
Tm Start End Games W L W-L% RS RA Rdiff Twl Rank Postseason
MIL 1978-04-07 1978-07-20 1-91 54 37 .593 472 375 97 93-69 3
MIL 1982-04-09 1982-07-20 1-91 53 37 .589 502 418 84 95-67 1 AL Pennant
MIL 1979-04-05 1979-07-14 1-91 53 38 .582 447 386 61 95-66 2
MIL 2014-03-31 2014-07-08 1-91 52 39 .571 402 374 28 82-80 3
MIL 1980-04-10 1980-07-21 1-91 51 40 .560 479 369 110 86-76 3
MIL 1981-04-11 1981-09-13 1-91 51 40 .560 412 372 40 62-47 1 Division Champ
MIL 2007-04-02 2007-07-15 1-91 51 40 .560 442 402 40 83-79 2
MIL 1983-04-05 1983-07-22 1-91 50 41 .549 447 400 47 87-75 5
MIL 2017-04-03 2017-07-09 1-91 50 41 .549 451 406 45 50-41 1
MIL 2008-03-31 2008-07-09 1-91 50 41 .549 419 410 9 90-72 2 Wildcard
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